COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 10/18/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 10/18/21:

What’s Happening?

  • Kudos to all — mitigation measures are paying off with lower cases, deaths, and hospitalizations.
  • Schools are facing food shortages due to cancelled food-supply contracts as suppliers face COVID-induced transportation shortfalls.
  • Significant staff vacancies at hospitals and the remaining staff are working well-beyond the norm.
  • State supported MAB sites (which have provided over 1,563 infusions to patients); Region A state-supported sites will be closing on Saturday October 23.
  • Communities within our region remain in high and substantial levels of transmission as defined by the CDC.

What Can I Expect?

  • Temptation to let up on masking which, as our history with COVID has shown, could lead to increased transmission and perhaps another surge.
  • Non-standard breakfasts and lunches at K-12 schools.
  • Greater hospital staff absences as they rest, recover, and recuperate; some requiring isolation or quarantine due to exposure to COVID.

What Can I Do?

Now is the time to keep up the great work (masking, vaccinations, & boosters) as we protect ourselves and those around us from COVID-19 and influenza.

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